What is a simple nephrectomy?

What is a simple nephrectomy?

Kidney removal, or nephrectomy, is surgery to remove all or part of a kidney. It may involve: Part of one kidney removed (partial nephrectomy). All of one kidney removed (simple nephrectomy). Removal of one entire kidney, surrounding fat, and the adrenal gland (radical nephrectomy).

What are the types of nephrectomy?

There are two types of nephrectomy for a diseased kidney: partial and radical. In partial nephrectomy, only the diseased or injured portion of the kidney is removed.

How long does it take for nephrectomy to heal?

How long does it take to recover from a radical nephrectomy? Full recovery, including the ability to lift and engage in strenuous activities, may take up to six weeks.

What are the after effects of kidney removal?

The side effects are: You may experience bleeding and pain as a side effect of the surgery. Post operation abdominal pain can be severe or mild. It is possible that the kidney stones or the surgery to remove it, results in a urinary tract infection.

Is it possible to have a partial nephrectomy?

Partial nephrectomy. In a partial nephrectomy, also called kidney-sparing (nephron-sparing) surgery, the surgeon removes diseased tissue from a kidney and leaves healthy tissue in place. Most often a nephrectomy is performed to treat kidney cancer or to remove a noncancerous (benign) tumor.

How is nephrectomy surgery done?

How is nephrectomy surgery done? Laparoscopic Surgery . Some people who require a nephrectomy are suitable for laparoscopic surgery (also called minimally invasive surgery) to remove the kidney. Laparoscopic surgery involves the use of a laparoscope (wand-like camera) that is passed through a series of small incisions or “ports” in the abdominal wall. It is used to view the abdominal cavity and remove the kidney through a small incision.